Functional polypyrrole-silica composites as photothermal agents for targeted killing of bacteria.

TitleFunctional polypyrrole-silica composites as photothermal agents for targeted killing of bacteria.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsJu E, Li Z, Li M, Dong K, Ren J, Qu X
JournalChemical communications (Cambridge, England)
Volume49
Issue79
Pagination9048-50
Date Published2013 Oct 11
Abstract

We demonstrate for the first time that PPy-SiO2-GTA composites can be used as efficient photothermal agents for killing pathogenic bacteria under NIR irradiation. The cell growth of both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria targeted by PPy-SiO2-GTA composites could be inhibited effectively after photothermal treatment.

DOI10.3389/fnins.2013.00151
Alternate JournalChem. Commun. (Camb.)